Việt Nam will study policies to attract more female soldiers to join United Nations’ peacekeeping missions and ensure their participation in peacekeeping, Lieutenant General Hoàng Xuân Chiến, Vice Minister of National Defence, said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has announced an additional VNĐ670 billion (US$29 million) funding package from the central budget reserves for nine central and Central Highlands provinces recently devastated by floods and storms.
After felling 300 papaya trees in his farm, Nguyễn Năm, a 60-year-old farmer in Đại Lộc District, central Quảng Nam Province, does not want to think about the historic floods that lashed the region last month.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Wednesday asked ministries and agencies to speed up the installation of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems at toll stations so that by the end of this year, all toll stations included in the national ETC project apply for cashless payment as planned previously.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường and Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Andrew Jeffries on Tuesday signed an agreement on the bank’s emergency grant of US$2.5 million to help Việt Nam address the consequences of natural disasters in the central region.
The revenue from forest environmental service fees has become a sustainable financial source, contributing to increasing the value of the forestry industry as well as the country’s GDP growth, an official has said.